Wednesday, 17 February 2010

In A Dog's Eyes

In A Dog's Eyes - 7" x 5" oil on hardboard/masonite

I don't understand how one can look into the eyes of a dog such as this and not reach out to help it - here is this dog's story.

Rex was on the euthanasia list at the Metro Louisville Animal Shelter, just because he's mainly black and not the kind of dog who gets adopted quickly. A woman called Eileen, who has rescued many dogs, became attached to him, and when he started getting very stressed in the shelter environment and it looked like he was in danger of euthanasia again, she championed him. That decision led to a confrontation with the animal care manager that resulted in Eileen adopting Rex herself and then finding him a wonderful home in Connecticut and making the 14 hour drive with him to take him to his new home.

Rex is doing great in his new home, where he lives with a work-at-home dad, mum who works and goes to school, a boy in first grade, and another dog, a Corgi named Baron. He's living the good life now - all thanks to one woman's determination.

A 10% donation will be made to Noah's Bark pet rescue once this painting is sold


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This painting is straight off the easel and will need several days to dry before it can be shipped.

With thanks to outlier dogs at flickr for the reference photograph and information
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